We are currently seeking a dedicated Sustainability Manager to join our Estates team in leading and delivering the University-wide environmental and sustainability strategy, with a wider reach across the entire Bath Spa University community.

About the Role

As Sustainability Manager you will lead the development and implementation of our long-term sustainability strategy, ensuring compliance with environmental legislation and fostering a culture of sustainability across all university activities. You’ll strive to achieve our net carbon zero aspirations, manage energy and water procurement, and integrate sustainable practices into our curriculum. Reporting to senior management and the board of governors, you’ll oversee sustainability budgets, lead awareness campaigns, and line-manage our dedicated sustainability team. You will also work closely with stakeholders across the University such as Heads of Schools and the Director of Learning Innovation, helping to develop skills and offer support to integrate sustainability into the curriculum and to increase academic staff and students’ sustainability literacy.

About You

You will have a first-degree level education in a relevant field, extensive project management experience, and a proven track record in delivering energy-saving projects. As a qualified Lead ISO14001 Auditor, you’ll lead the development and implementation of our sustainability and carbon management strategies, ensuring compliance with energy legislation and carbon trading obligations. Your expertise in sustainable energy and team leadership will drive our initiatives forward. With strong budget management skills and a knack for effective communication, you’ll excel in this role, fostering a culture of sustainability across our university. You will have excellent planning, co-ordination, and organisational skills, and have a methodical and analytical approach to problem-solving. You will be enthusiastic, highly motivated, proactive, flexible, and ready to make a difference.
Bath Spa University is where creative minds meet. Offering a wide range of courses across the arts, sciences, education, social science and business to over 7,500 students, the University employs outstanding creative professionals which support its aim to be a leading educational institution in creativity, culture and enterprise.

Based in stunning countryside just a few minutes from a World Heritage City, Bath Spa University ensures its students graduate as engaged global citizens who are ready for the world of work. In fact, 93 per cent of graduates find themselves in work or further study within six months.